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Old 04-26-2002, 10:43 PM   #16
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what I think

$15 US is really expensive anyway. I am new but what I've found is that the linux communtiy isn't out to make money, just good software. Like what has been said--- you're going to pay $50 US for tech support and a book. I can have someone burn them for me or I can order some sets for (3 cd's) for around $6. It seems that just the nature of the community discourges profit on the software.

I don't know much about the history of Linux/Unix, but do you think that selling the kernal that Linus made would be very ethical? Anyways-- when you pay more than $15 or $20 your paying for a OS consultant.
Old 04-26-2002, 11:12 PM   #17
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You can only charge the people you are selling to the cost of media you used. In lamens terms, you can only charge them the cost of the CD you burned the distro on.
Old 04-27-2002, 04:37 AM   #18
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I think you could charge for your time and the cd. So maybe $.20 for the cd, and whatever time you have in clicking the mouse a few times.

As far as phone charges, do you mean you downloaded the isos on a modem and had to pay for phone charges?
Old 04-27-2002, 05:01 PM   #19
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If itīs free who will pay for it ?
Old 04-27-2002, 06:33 PM   #20
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People who don't know how to get it free.
Old 04-27-2002, 06:39 PM   #21
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SuSE explicitly lists their installer and Mangement tools (YaST and YaST2) as copyrighted works _not_ intended for redistribution.
Old 04-28-2002, 03:29 PM   #22
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Free to download!

I agree that the distrobutions are free to download, but what I charging for is the effort to download them, the costs involved in downloading them on a 33.6k (analog) modem and the cost of the CD. That it really.


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